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Is There Evidence Against BRT Sparking Development?
Downtown Bogota and the TransMilenio BRT. Photo by rutlo.

Downtown Bogota and the TransMilenio BRT. Photo by rutlo.

This is a serious question, but can any of the folks who get so upset with arguments for BRT point me to any resources showing that high-investment BRT—Bogota, not Houston—with physically separated right-of-ways and permanent-seeming stations and the rest, do not stimulate TOD? Or more interestingly, do not stimulate more TOD per dollar spent? There is good research showing the capacity of BRT to stimulate development, as well as the testimony of city officials; I can’t find anything arguing that BRT routes with signs of permanence do not do so.

That would certainly help improve this debate.